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Video-Review: Pilot Capless (Matte Black)

I have already reviewed a Pilot Capless aka Vanishing Point a little while ago. While I generally quite liked the pen back then, I had somewhat mixed feelings about its clip-position, which barely fit my lefty grip. Since the pen that I reviewed back then was borrowed from somebody, however, I maybe didn’t really have the chance to play around and get used to the pen long enough to allow my grip to really be able to adjust to the pen. Or so it dawned on me after a while, at least.

Well, potential mistakes are made to be corrected, and so I really wanted to give the pen – and my grip-adjustment – a second shot. The Capless, being a fantastic pen after all, really deserved that second chance, I felt. But this time for an extended period of time. In my mission to test the pen for my fellow lefty pen-enthusiasts, I wanted to see if I could use and adjust to this pen, if I’d just try for long enough. If I could do it, so could other lefties as well, and the lefty-community would potentially win another pen that is typically contested as being unusable for lefties. My fellow lefties, let me just say this: we did it! And now watch the review below :). Of course, the video will hopefully also be a useful review for non-lefties, as it does cover the pen in general as well.

Before we hop into the review, I would like to take the opportunity to thank Paul’s Paper and Pens for supporting the review of this pen so that I could try it for an extended period of time. You can also buy the Pilot Capless at their webshop (no affiliate-link).

But now, check out the video-review below, which is as always preceded by some quick facts. Again, I hope the review is helpful and that you enjoy watching it!

Quick Facts

  • Pilot Capless (aka Vanishing Point)
  • Retractable nib mechanism
  • Satiny matte black finish (available in many other colors and finishes)
  • Cartridge-/converter-filler (Pilot proprietary, Con-40/50 converter and one ink cartridge supplied with the pen)
  • Nib: 18k gold, rhodium plated
  • Nib-options: Fine (F), Medium (M) and Broad (B) – in some markets Extra Fine (EF) is available, too
  • Price: ca. 169 €

Video Review

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Pilot Capless (Matte Black)

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